Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy holidays!

Hi, everyone, it's Dina.....! It's my first time posting over here, so I feel a little funny... but you'll be seeing me every Tuesday here at the Flower Soft blog now, so I hope you like what you see! Since we're moving into December (where did the year go?), I thought I'd share a holiday card - this is a stamp from Impression Obsession called Goldie on Ornament. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.Because I didn't want to lose the detail of the ears, I used the Ultra-fine Sand Flower Soft a bit more sparingly than normal so some of the shading and lines would show through. I used Polar White Flower Soft on the rim and ball of his hat...I've found that I like the look of a couple of layers of Polar White - after the first round is dry, you can go back and add more glue and Flower Soft over the top for more dimension. (Note - do wait until the glue from your first layer is dry, or you will end up with a fluffy mess at the tip of your glue bottle. Don't ask me how I know.)

Happy crafting!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just a Touch..............

Even just a little dash of flower soft can enhance an image that you're working with. As you can see with this card, it took very little flower soft to create additional dimension. I think Misery Stella looks like she's having a Monday! Speaking of which, I am running REALLY late this morning so I'll make this short and sweet. I used Ultrafine Ocean, one of the new colours from Flowersoft, as well as Ultrafine Sage on my card. In addition, I created the pretty gold border with the fun peel off stickers that you can find here

Friday, November 26, 2010

FSC12 Blog Hop Winner, Featured Stamper and Flower Soft TV Winners!

This week's Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge (FSC12)Featured Stamper is Linda (Snail at SCS)!
  Linda made a sweet bear with Polar White Flower Soft trim!

Congratulations Linda!
 Our FSC12 Blog Hop winner is:
Cat Spicer
Both  Linda and  Cat win:

This week's Flower Soft TV winners!
The winners will each receive a Snow Globe CD Rom
Laurie Stephens, CO, USA
Carolyn Pugh, Pontyclun, WALES
Sue Christian,Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Janet Rich, Gloucestershire, UK
Mary Zimmerman, PA, USA

Next week's prize - A Charlie's Ark - I Love You Stamp set!

Want to be a winner? All you need to do is go to Flower Soft TV and  and click on the green button to register! Can't be any easier that that. 

Every week we will pick 6 winners among all that are registered at Flower Soft TV. 

One Week Only Offer From Flower Soft!

Buy a pack of Vintage Christmas Card Toppers and get the matching Taglets FREE!
One week only! (last day to purchase is Thursday Dec 2nd!) Click –>HERE to order

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

FSC13 Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge!

This week’s Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge is (FSC13) – Give Thanks! (thank you or Thanksgiving)
You can find this week's challenge in the Flower Soft forum at Splitcoast --> HERE

This week's winner will get to choose 5 pots of Flower Soft!

Here is my card using a flower die from Sizzix and Russet Red Flower Soft:

Flower Soft products: Russet Red Flower Soft, Flower Soft Glue
Stamps: Impression Obsession (CL48 Greetings Galore)
Papers (www.discountcardstock.com):  Chamois Cascata Felt, White Laid
Inks: Vivid (Brown, Red)
Other:  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ (E-Z Runner, 3D Foam Squares), Sizzix die (654979 Flower Layers),  (Spellbinders (Nestabilities)

Have a great day!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ageless Elegance

Ok so who is moving the days faster than they were before? It is totally unreal how fast the pace is racing towards the holidays! Or is it really just me that feels like that? I hope not!

Anyway, back to what I should be talking about, Vintage Christmas!

The Vintage Christmas range of toppers and taglets have the most amazing timeless elegance that continues to create the most gorgeous cards you will be forever proud of. The images stand out from other Christmas ranges because of the quality of the design, the art work is stunning, and even after having this range out for quite a few years it is still as popular among our customers as it always was.

The range consists of the Vintage Christmas Lamposts which have two designs in, five of each design. So amazingly you get ten fantastic lamposts to work with.

The Vintage Christmas Taglets come in two strips, five of each, so if you were using one image to make a card, you could get THIRTY cards!

The other toppers in the range are our Vintage Christmas Toppers, again you get ten images, this time each one is a different design for you to create your own individual masterpiece.

I really would be hard pressed to say which pack I like the best, every image is truly gorgeous.

Tune in to see what Sheena does to place her own individual style onto the Vintage Lampost and to see the other cards in the gallery to give you even more inspiration!

Hope you enjoy seeing this weeks edition as much as we did making it.

Take care until next time

Lots of love, Noreen.

Counting Down to Christmas!

Christmas is coming faster than I can handle! I'll probably be sharing a lot of Holiday Projects with you between now and then as I'm trying to get everything completed in time!

One of my Best Girlfriends in the whole wide world came down for a visit last weekend. She always manages to come with a very cool project idea and quite often the ideas come from another good friend. I'm not quite sure where Kim got this idea, but it's an altered clipboard advent Calendar. Do you see the panel where the tags seem to be hanging freestyle? Well behind that panel is a small circular piece of lightweight metal, from which you can hang the tags, that have tiny magnets attached to the back. Most of the letters, tags and accessories are cut with my Cricut and the Christmas and Story Book Cartridges. I used the Silver Flower Soft to create that pretty line of tinsel between the stripe and tree patterned paper. Silver AND Gold are the two newest colours in the Flower Soft Line. Except for the cutting, this project was relatively easy to make...........now just to find a girly girl to give it to!

To those of my American friends celebrating Thanksgiving later this week, I wish you a safe and happy Holiday!

Happy Crafting!



Clipboard, Small Magnets -Dollar Store
Paper: Teal, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red -SU Designer Paper-My Minds Eye
Die Cuts: Cricut
Rhinestones: Kaiser Craft
Embossing Folder-Cuttlebug

Friday, November 19, 2010

FSC11 Sprinkle Challenge Featured Stamper and Flower Soft TV Winners!

 This week's Flower Soft Featured Stamper is our friend Lois Bak!

Lois (Winner of FSC11) used Polar White Flower Soft for her Santa and made a pretty border with Gold Flower Soft on her sweet Santa card.

Lois wins:
5 jars of Flower Soft (winners choice!) and Flower Soft Glue
Here is Lois' card:
Congratulations to this week’s Flower Soft TV Winners!

This week’s winners will each receive
Holly & Ivy Card Toppers and Taglets!

Maryann Laursen - Aars, Denmark
Lorraine Betteridge - Hants, UK
Sue Rowe - New Zealand
Dee Wilson -WA, USA
Donna Depaul – Illinois, USA
Angela McManus - Peterborough, UK

Six winners are chosen EVERY week! Register at Flower Soft TV( http://www.flower-soft.tv/#home.html )for a chance to win!

Next week’s prize is a Snow Globe CD Rom!

Have a great day!

Snow Globes

This weeks http://www.flower-soft.tv/ will really inspire you as well as giving you some really fun ideas.

I think of all the projects I have done so far the Snow Globes have by far been the most versatile and fun projects ever!

The Display Globes can be used in so many different ways from the really cute and gorgeous shaker cards with Polar White Flower Soft inside to the elegant and stunning looks achieved by placing a floral arrangement inside made using your Flower Soft wires.

I really don't know anyone who can resist picking up a shaker card and watching the snow fall inside!

No matter what age you've just got to do it!

Have a look at what you will be able to achieve so easily when shown how to assemble your card. I just know you will be pleased to make and send these fantastic cards!

Enjoy! I just know you are going to LOVE these cards.

Until next time, take care,

Materials list;
Display Globes
Polar Friends 3D cut outs/Polar Friends C D rom
Polar White Diamond Range Flower Soft
Flower Soft Glue
Foam pads/Pop dots
Double sided tape

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FSC12 Celebrations Hop and Challenge!

Ready to Celebrate? 

This week’s Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge (FSC12) – Celebrations! 

Flower Soft will be sponsoring the JustRite Challenge later this week. Look for the challenge on the JustRite blog on Friday!

This week we’ll be giving away TWO prize packages! One prize package will be given away on the blog hop and another will be chosen among people who make a card using Flower Soft and post it in the Splitcoast Gallery using the keyword FSC12. Both prize winners will be chosen and announced on the Flower Soft blog on November 26th. The winner of the Splitcoast Gallery challenge will have their card featured on the Flower Soft Blog on November 26th!!!
If you didn’t start at the beginning of the hop please go to the beginning at the Flower Soft Blog.

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be a prize winner chosen randomly among the blogs. The prizes (one set for Splitcoast players and one set for the blog hop!) :

Want even more inspiration? Do you like video tutorials? Make sure and visit Flower Soft TV!

  Here is the hop list!

Have a great day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hope you've all been well! Sorry I was missing in action last Monday. My Father Lopped off my internet connection and I was without for almost a week! EGHAD! I wanted to share this sweet winter card with you today.

I used "The Gift" from the Flower Soft Moments in time Collection.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers. The outline of the "sky" is done with Prism Pencils. I added some Polar White Flower Soft to the snow. The DP is from the Basic Grey, Jovial Collection.

Hope you like it! Don't forget to tune in on Wednesday for a Flower Soft and Just Rite Stampers Blog hop!

Happy Stamping!


Friday, November 12, 2010

FSC10 Sprinkle Challenge Featured Stamper and Flower Soft TV Winners!

This week's (FSC10) Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge Featured Stamper is Lee Murphy (LuvLee)!!!
Lee made some sweet Christmas treats using Polar White Flower Soft. Congratulations Lee!

Lee wins:
Moments in Time - The Kite (Stamp set)
Ultra Fine Sage
Ultra Fine Strawberry
Flower Soft Glue

Congratulations to this week’s Flower Soft TV Winners!

This week’s winners will each receive a Snow Globe CD!
Anna Spencer, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Deanna Wood, British Columbia, Canada
Claire Lang, Isle of Man, UK
Gini Cagle, North Carolina, USA
Simona Mulazzi, Milano, Italy
Marlene Hale, South Wales, UK

Six winners are chosen EVERY week! Register at Flower Soft TV( http://www.flower-soft.tv/#home.html )for a chance to win!

Next week’s prize is Holly & Ivy Card Toppers & Taglets !

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"The Holly and the Ivy"

Hi to all you creative crafters out there! It's getting closer and closer to the 25th December isn't it?

I really love a traditional Christmas but sometimes find the build up can be just a LITTLE fraught! This weeks http://www.flower-soft.tv/ is all about our gorgeous range of Holly and Ivy Toppers and Taglets. With five each of two designs in the toppers pack and five each of two strips of designs in the taglets they really do represent amazing value for money, especially when you already know of the quality that we constantly maintain.

The Holly and Ivy range is so crisp and clean in the design that you can't help but make really professional looking cards.

I like to team them up with our new Sage Green Ultra Fine and our fabulous new Diamond Range Silver Flower Soft.

There are so many ways to use the taglets to great effect, e.g. Gift tags and also singly to make the sweetest cards, and of course in making waterfall cards they are the perfect size.

This weeks card using them is different again, as you can see.

Make sure you tune in to see exactly what Sheena does when she gets her hands on a pack of the Holly and Ivy Toppers! I know you will enjoy every minute using and creating amazing looking cards for you friends and family.

Until next week, stay well,

lots of love, Noreen

Materials used;

Holly and Ivy Taglets

Base card stock

Assorted ribbons

Foam pads

Gold/Silver Diamond Range Flower Soft.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FSC11 Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge - Silver and Gold

This week’s Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge (FSC11) on SCS is “Silver and Gold”!

I used a new Charlie's Ark Creative Kit - Night Before Christmas for my card. The images are pre colored and precut. You just pop them right off the sheet to create wonderful dimensional art. Very cool (and very cute too!).

Included in the Creative Kit:
8 x Card Toppers (8 designs)
3D Elements & Sentiments
2 x Backing Papers
8 x Ribbon Borders

Flower Soft Products:
Creative Kit : Flower Soft (Charlie's Ark Creative Kit - Night Before Christmas)
Gold and Silver Flower Soft, Flower Soft Glue
Card stock:
Discount Cardstock (White and Majestic Purple Medium, Gold Polish)
Ink: Ranger Distress ink
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (EZ Runner, 3D Foam Squares)
Other: sponge

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sparkly Snow

There isn't a better or prettier way to add snow to a card or project then with the Polar Ice Flower Soft. To make it even better and more sparkly, I added in some of the NEW Silver Flower Soft. 
The main piece to my little snowman card is one of the NEW Charlie's Ark toppers.  That along with these great, golden yellow papers by Graphic 45 set the stage for a cute little snow scene.
If you take a  look at the Charlie's Ark toppers, you will see that they come in various shades of Sepia. They are yummy all by themselves, but I added just the slightest hint of color with some Copic markers in very light shades.
Here is a close up of my Polar Ice and Silver Flower Soft for my snow.  There is snow in the printed topper, I just used the Tacky Glue in some places and added the white. When that was dry, I did the same and this time used the Silver Flower Soft. I love the little combination together. 

Thanks for visiting, Linda Beeson, Design Team Member

Friday, November 5, 2010

Two Sprinkle Challenge Featured Stampers and Flower Soft TV Winners!

I have two Flower Soft Featured Stampers to showcase this week!

KelliJo (Winner of FSC09) used Polar White Flower Soft to accent this sweet Winter Scene.

KellieJo wins:
Moments in Time The Gift (Stamp set)
Ultra Fine Toffee
306 Gold Peel Offs
Flower Soft Glue

Lorraine creates (Winner of FSC04) uses Ivory Flower Soft to make a fuzzy little lamb!

Lorraine wins:

Congratulations to this week’s Flower Soft TV Winners!

This week’s winners will each receive the new Ultra Fine Flower Soft colors!

Vickie Notz, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Sylvia Walraven, Las Vegas, NV,USA
Hetty den Haan, Zwijndrecht, Nederaland zuid-holland
June Cameron, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Dorothy Kerwin, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Angela Meldrum, Carnock, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

Six winners are chosen EVERY week! Register at Flower Soft TV( http://www.flower-soft.tv/#home.html )for a chance to win!

Next week’s prize is a Snow Globe CD!

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Country roads take me home!

Hello to everyone once again! Hope you are all well and happy in your crafting.

This weeks http://www.flower-soft.tv/ might well be something that you have not even seen yet. This latest range of Card Toppers, Country - Village and also Country - Village Cottages has just literally been launched in the U.K. Look out for them in your area in the coming few weeks.

As usual with Katy Sue Designs Ltd (The manufacturer's of Flower Soft) the attention to detail is wonderful. The idyllic country scenes just ooze with peace and tranquility (something I could really do with I don't know about you!)

If these are not enough we also have an amazing download ,at a special price for one week, that you will enjoy using time after time. Really useful papers, sentiments and ribbons to accompany the two gorgeous scenes for you to stack, (often referred to as Pyramage or 3D stackers).
I made this card using the download and our fabulous NEW Ultra Fine colours.

I've quite fancied trying to do heat embossing so when Sheena suggested she do some on this weeks download I was very keen to watch. So please try and tune in to see there very different look Sheena achieved with her card.

Until next week then take care and stay well

Kind regards Noreen